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Trump Wields Sanctions Hammer; Experts Wonder to What End

Ex-Treasury Chief: 'Unelected People' Pushing No-Deal Brexit

By Matthew Lee |
The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the resu...

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How to Bypass ATM Fees While You're On the Road

How to Bypass ATM Fees While You're On the Road

By Margarette Burnette, Nerdwallet | Aug 20
If a handy machine is not in your bank's network, you could get a double whammy of fees. You can avoid paying ATM surcharges, however, with some prep work. Here are ways to get cash without the expense on your next trip.

Boris Johnson Again Demands EU Re-Open Negotiations

Boris Johnson Again Demands EU Re-Open Negotiations

Aug 20
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded that the European Union reopen Brexit negotiations, scrapping "anti-democratic" provisions for the Irish border that he says would threaten the peace process in Northern Ireland.

AP Sources: Trump Has Talked About Buying Greenland for U.S.

AP Sources: Trump Has Talked About Buying Greenland for U.S.

By Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee | Aug 20
Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.

Could a Tax on Stock Trades Pay Off the Nation's Student Debt?

Could a Tax on Stock Trades Pay Off the Nation's Student Debt?

By Melissa Knox University of Washington | Aug 20
If several of the Democratic candidates for president have their way, student debt will be a thing of the past — at least for current student loan borrowers. They are on to something. The nation's student debt problem is an issue that needs solving.

Democrats Spending Millions to Try to Take Back Statehouses

Democrats Spending Millions to Try to Take Back Statehouses

By Bryan Slodysko and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
The party that controls state legislatures will take a leading role in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process that redraws congressional maps. Republicans used that process to their favor following the tea party victories. Democrats want their turn.

74% of Economists in Survey See U.S. Recession By End of 2021

74% of Economists in Survey See U.S. Recession By End of 2021

By Marcy Gordon | Aug 20
A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

Ice Cream Company Behind Offensive Spotify Ad Offers Apology

Ice Cream Company Behind Offensive Spotify Ad Offers Apology

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
Magnum has tendered an apology for the Spotify ad that shocked British listeners recently when an accented male voice narrated a comparison between the "guilty pleasure" of a same-sex hug and the enjoyment of ice cream.

Afghans Restore Art Shattered by Taliban As Peace Deal Nears

Afghans Restore Art Shattered by Taliban As Peace Deal Nears

By Cara Anna | Aug 20
The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan, 18 years later: Shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines.

Census Figures Show Economic Gap Narrows with Citizenship

Census Figures Show Economic Gap Narrows with Citizenship

By Mike Schneider | Aug 20
Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday.

Suburban Voters Are Pressuring Republicans to Act on Guns

Suburban Voters Are Pressuring Republicans to Act on Guns

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Aug 20
The GOP has seen once-reliable suburbs turn competitive as women worry about their children's safety and bristle at Trump's harsh rhetoric on race and immigration, and they embraced Democratic alternatives in last year's midterm elections.

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